DISAPPOINTED Gareth Greenwood is this week considering his future as Siddal head coach.
The former Super League hooker was unable to guide his side to a fourth successive National Conference League Premier Division Grand Final as they slumped to a heartbreaking 23-22 home semi-final defeat to Myton Warriors.
Greenwood took over the coaching reins from brother Lee in May, helping them rise from the relegation zone to become genuine champion contenders.
But he admitted straight after their defeat at the hands of the Warriors that the stresses of coaching have taken their toll and he is considering whether he’ll be in charge for the start of next season – with player shortages being at the heart of his disappointment.
“I’m not sure whether I’ll be here next season,” said Greenwood, who has been forced to play several times this season because of player unavailability.
“The stresses and strains of just trying to get a team together have really shocked me.
“The core of the squad have kept me going to this stage.
“For me to consider staying on there needs to be a number of changes at the club.
“At times during the season I have been a kit man, water boy, coach, player, assistant coach and all the rest of it.
“Look at other clubs. They arrive with five and six members of a support team, which allows the coach to simply do his job.
“I’ve had to pull in friends and even my dad!
“And before the final I was running around for shorts ahead of the warm-up.”